Get competitive quotes for your TVR Bodywork, Dents and SMART Repairs in Reading.
Post your job, describe what's required, upload photos if you have them, and see prices and reviews today!
Get competitive quotes for your TVR Bodywork, Dents and SMART Repairs in Reading.
After being messed about by a previous garage this superhero came when he said he would and was able to locate the problem. He then researched and came up with the most Inexpensive solution that had our car back on the road!! He did it all with the most helpful and cheerful manner! As a disabled person who as I say was messed about by and previous garage I cannot rate this man highly enough!! Thoroughly recommend this professional.
Very knowledgeable, friendly and prompt. Arrived within 25 minutes and identified the problem. Was able to fix the problem with my car still parked at home. Very satisfied!
Could not ask for better service
Pretty good, on time, would recommend
Very good mechanic done the job very well would definitely use again and recommend to friends
Did Mot and service, asked for a breakdown of what was done which he e mailed me, pleased with service he provided , collected car and redelivered, informed me of extras, ie tyre, windscreen wiper etc can’t say that everything was done in the service but cross fingers and future no probs, prices were verygood
Picked up and delivered vehicle promptly at a great price. Service update via Mazda took an additional call to Many after the car service but otherwise a great experience.
They did a lot of work on this car at a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend it
Fabulous customer service. Delivered a courtesy car to my house the evening before, took away my very sick car then delivered it back the following evening in tip top condition. New clutch fitted, car cleaned all for a very reasonable price. What attracted me to this company was that they specialise in this type of repair and have many good reviews from satisfied customers. I will certainly be contacting them again when my MOT & service is due. Thanks guys for the speedy repair.
Excellent service, they do what they say, no pressure, polite cost effective, I will certainly use them again and highly recommend them
Very good service will use them again
Supper fast service. Very helpful boys. Recommend! A+++++
Excellent service, friendly staff, good prices
Brilliant service from this garage, collected my car in the evening and had it all fixed and back the next day, would definitely recommend this garage
Clutch replacement. Really fast, picked my car up that day and dropped it off the next, car was fixed perfect. Cheapest in the area but also an awesome job and made life so much easier.
Absolutely fantastic service. Professional and friendly, fixed my car were it had broken down in just a couple of days. (Due to liaising with warranty company and awaiting parts) Hassle free, highly recommend and I will use again if needed. (but hopefully I wont need)
Excellent service, would definitely recommend.
Quick call out and diagnosis. Repaired same day as call out. Only garage that gave me a quote. Great work.
First and ONLY mobile mechanic I will ever trust. Superb service and honestly the best guys I have ever met. I look forward to the next time I have car issues as I now have the knowledge that Kar Care has my back.
it was quick and good
Fast,efficient - did a gat job !
Very good service, many thanks
The work on my car was completed promptly and efficiently, for exactly the price quoted. The customer service was excellent, the mechanic arrived on time, was very pleasant, explain everything clearly and recommended a course of action should the problem arise again.
Fantastic! Breaks fixed on the same day at a very good price. They also took the time to fix the sliders on my calapor. Definitely recommend
very pleased. Differcult jobs to do .and done them at a great price. Will use again.
Yes, very friendly people. And nice workmanship.
They fixed my clutch but gave me my car back broken. When I confronted them I'm told to pay them to fix it as it wasn't their fault. Terrible garage would never use them again.
Panel beating is a job carried out by specialist bodywork technicians who are able to utilise specific tools and techniques to reshape the metal on the body of a car.
If you are involved in an accident, it will often be the body that takes the brunt of the damage as panels on a car are designed to absorb impact and reduce the force of a crash by cushioning the blow.
Even though a car may have suffered a huge impact, it doesn’t always mean that the panels need to be replaced.
Panel bashing involves using a huge variety of tools to manipulate the metal and get it back to it's original shape.
Depending on the extent of the damage, the amount of time and money spent will vary, however the cost is likely to be less than replacing an entire panel.
Getting a respray is a quick and easy job which most specialist body shops will be able to carry out.
Depending on the facilities at the body shop you choose, the time the job will take will vary.
Some specialists will have state of the art spraying booths and work with classic and high end cars, these facilities will be able to deliver the highest quality of respray work as the paint and delivery system will be the best avaliable.
However the job is likely to be more expensive than a conventional body shop.
The time taken and cost of the serivce will depend on the type of paint and the size of the area requiring respray.
Wrapping a car can help protect the paintwork from weather, chipping and rusting as well as UV rays which can fade the paint on your car.
Furthermore if you happen to scratch or scuff your car, the wrapping will take the brunt of the damage and so protect the underlying paint.
You can have your car wrapped to display specific graphics if you are interested in changing the aesthetic of your car. If you want a stripe on your car or other shapes, you can make the request from a specialist who will provide you with a quote.
Before a vinyl wrap is applied; all of the lights, door handles, trims and badges will be removed from the body of the car.
Special car wrapping surface cleaner will then be applied to your car before the wrap is applied.
Welding is an important part of bodywork car repair as it is essential for fixing different pieces of metal together.
Welding is a highly skilled job and should not be attempted unless you are a trained professional.
There are a huge amount of uses for welding on a vehicle as new parts can be created and existing ones can be repaired.
Many different parts of a car can be repaired with the help of a welding expert so do not think your car is written off if something falls out of the engine!
Rust removal can be a job completed without the need of a mechanic, however it depends on the extent of the damage and the area which is affected.
Rust forms when an anode, cathode and electrolyte combine.
The metal in your car acts as the cathode and anode which reacts with water (the electrolyte).
Even if your car is under cover, rust will form as a result of these elements coming together if the climate is humid enough.
You can buy specific products online which can help remove rust which are effective at repairing damage, however its effectiveness will vary on the extent of the damage.
The cost of a rust repair will once more depend on the extent of the damage.
Getting a scratch or scruff is common for cars in the UK however they can be perfectly removed with the right technical knowledge, tools and materials.
It’s important to remember that even if you have suffered from extensive scratching or scuffs, a trained professional has the ability to remove them with precision.
Removing a scratch is far cheaper than having an entire body piece replaced like a bumper so always check with a body shop to see if they can remove a scratch before replacing anything.
On average it doesn’t take too long to have your body work repaired when it comes to scratches and scruffs.
It’s important that you get a car scratch removed as soon as possible as it may get worse over time and the value of your vehicle will reduce!
Having a scratch removed by an expert is the best option unless you are a trained professional, as there are a variety of materials and techniques involved in the process.
The cost and time taken to complete the work will depend entirely on the extent of the damage to the body work so make sure to get as many quotes as possible to avoid paying over the odds.
The mechanic will apply the paint to the car scratch, or car scuff, as part of the bodywork repair. The Paintwork repair required for removing car scratches and car scuffs shouldn’t vary in time or cost greatly, from garage to garage.
The bodywork required on a car restoration will be significant as whole panels are likely to require replacement and the ones which stay as part of the original vehicle, will need to be welded, have rust and scratches removed.
A full restoration make take years and they often do, as mechanics and hobbyists use their spare time and money to build their own cars.
A huge amount of car body work will be required on restorations as all of the components will be required to be removed and fixed back into place during different stages of the work.
Dent repair is one of the biggest parts of body work repair and is essentially the same as panel beating or panel bashing which is covered at the top of this guide.
SMART repair (Small, Medium Area Repair Technology) is a type of service offered by mechanics which is includes the use of specialised tools, paints and materials to provide your car with a good as new finish on an area which may be damaged.
Before the technology existed, if a panel was damaged, the entire piece would have to be replaced meaning more money and time would have to be spent on car maintenance.
The advances in technology mean that the speed and effectiveness of body work repair is significantly improved.
According to YouGov research, 65% of cars in the UK are carrying damage which could easily be repaired using SMART repair.
The specific jobs included in this type of body work are;
Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price, is not always easy which is why we simplified the process.
We work with a network of 8,500 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive MOT deals for you.To find the best MOT service in your region;
You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best body work deal in your area, before booking online.